I would like to learn Italian
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Linguaphone All Talk Italian is an audio-only course that has been devised to help you understand and speak Italian without having to consult written material, apart from a short introduction and vocabulary and verb guides.
During the entertaining story of Sarah's visit to Florence you will hear native speakers from Italy conversing at normal speed, and with practice you will quickly understand and speak Italian as it is spoken. Because you will “hear” the language - rather than “see” a written version of it – your accent will be an authentic copy of the native speaker accent.
Linguaphone All Talk is different to other language courses. The course evolves around a series of story dialogues. The story develops around Sarah’s visit to Florence and all the problems he encounters. It’s an enjoyable and entertaining storyline and sees Sarah learning about Italy, Italian culture and most importantly, learning the Italian language
Learn by Listening
It is sometimes difficult to gain an authentic accent when you can see the words in your own alphabet. Working from sounds alone rapidly gives you confidence in what you hear. It also removes the desire to ‘see’ the language before daring to use or respond to it.
You’re in control
Linguaphone all Talk utilises the highly-successful tried and tested Linguaphone method of ‘listen, understand and speak’. One of the great advantages of this audio-only course is that you are in control, and the pace of your learning is entirely up to you.
Included with all the vocabulary and grammar, there are dialogues, comprehension tests and other learning activities. You will also hear a number of what we’ve called ‘verb boxes’ – brief sections in which you can listen to some of the different forms of useful Italian verbs. Overall it’s a highly enjoyable language course and designed to get you speaking Italian in no time.
Millions of people across the world have successfully learned a new language using the Linguaphone method. Now you can learn Italian with our Italian All Talk CD language course.
Our proven method - Listen, Understand, Speak - has helped over 7 million people learn a new language in a natural and effective way. From basic phrases through to fluent conversation, you'll be surprised at how quickly a second language becomes second nature.
Listening to native Italian speakers is the most relaxing and involved way to learn, helping you associate the sounds you hear with the words and sentences you read.
By listening and reading the Italian language, you begin to discover what each word means. Everyday objects have exciting new names. Gradually words, then phrases, become clear and your reading, writing and speaking of the language will improve.
Many people find that speaking their new language is the hardest part. But whether you want to learn Italian online for business or for holidays, Linguaphone's method makes sure that you start speaking from the very first lesson with the correct pronunciation.
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Customer Reviews 3 item(s)
- just cannot believe that we speak the language so well
As I mentioned, we have spent a huge amount of time, and had a lot of fun, following your All Talk courses. They are skilfully prepared to introduce all the essential vocabulary and this is carefully woven into an amusing story which is absorbing... Read Morebing and even addictive. It might amuse you to hear that my wife and I (both long retired) followed two consecutive All Talk courses in Spanish, then passed Spanish GCSE with A* grades and then bought a house in Spain. The Spanish just cannot believe that we speak the language so well, and that we are self taught. The house is on a German-speaking community, so we then followed the German course and are now learning Italian.
Thank you all at Linguaphone for giving us so much fun and interest and changing our way of life so positively, whilst keeping dementia at bay – so they say!
All the best
Nikky and Philip Eyles
- Please please continue the Italian Alltalk series. I have found it excellent, as well as very enjoyable. Same cast of characters and same voices of course.
- the only course that worked for me
I am someone who is very keen to know SOME language when on holiday but I always struggled to find anything that worked beyond just the basic phrases committed to memory.
The way this course works is that it has a visitor to the country in... Read Moreestion who can't speak any of the language who is then taught as she/he goes along by their host. There is a running story through the course too and because you are starting to learn the language at the same time as the character in the story, the running story means that the pacing is perfect. Alongside the story there are also other little intermissions and sketches of unrelated material to illustrate language rules, situations, or certain grammar. The story itself is also quite lighthearted and for me it was a pleasure not a chore to 'work' through the CDs.
I have done both French and Italian in this format and it has been by far the best of the CD/book courses that I have tried.
It's never really enabled me to indulge in fluent and 'chatty' conversations with locals (yet!), but it will certainly enable you to get by on holiday - shopping, dining, hotels, asking for help, and having basic conversations (understanding replies, directions, simple humour etc). Also because you hear quite a lot of Italian being spoken between native Italians in the story you also get confidence and are able to recognise words when other people are speaking to you.
The best thing hardly needs saying as it is "All talk" so I was able to learn whilst driving around and without the need for writing/study.
I definitely recommend this format of learning.